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Health Care Assistant Day 2022

October 18, 2022 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC.

Register Now for Hearts & Hands

The following announcement is being posted at the request of SafeCareBC:Hearts and Hands is the premier conference for healthcare assistants in British Columbia, with the goals of celebrating, educating, and inspiring.

COVID-19 Announcements

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (The Registry) will continue to send emails directly to those impacted by updates and to those applicants with questions.  All updates and announcements will be consolidated on this webpage; please check back on a regular basis for updated information.  

Health Care Assistants – Participants Needed for National Study

The following announcement is being posted at the request of the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR): Health Care Assistants  Participants needed

Health Care Assistant Opportunities for Internationally Educated Nurses

Health Match BC is hosting an interactive webinar for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) interested in the Health Care Assistant (HCA) profession in BC.  The webinar event will be held on February 10, 2022. For more information and to register, go to: IEN Webinar - - BC Health Care Assistants  

Health Care Assistant Day 2021

October 18, 2021 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Register Now for Hearts & Hands

Register now for the sixth annual Hearts and Hands conference for healthcare assistants, which runs from October 18-22. It's FREE to participate, but you do need to register. And you can win prizes. We have more prizes than ever, including a scholarship valued at $3,500.

Free Webinars for Health Care Assistants

Beginning May 4th, 2021, Life and Death Matters (LDM), Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) will offer a series of FREE WEBINARS that are ideal for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs.

COVID-19 Staff Survey

The Seniors Advocate is reviewing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long Term Care and Assisted Living, and she needs to hear from front line staff. 

NCAS Field Testing

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is seeking current Health Care Assistant (HCA) students, recent HCA graduates and experienced HCAs to field test a new HCA assessment. An honorarium of $100.00 will be provided.

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